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Surrey Eagles win fifth straight over Powell River Kings

Special teams account for five of seven goals scored in the April 25 BCHL game
Surrey Eagles increased their lead in the BCHL Burnaby pod standings with another victory over Powell River Kings.

Surrey Eagles continued their dominance over Powell River Kings in the BC Hockey League pod based in Burnaby, breaking open a 2-2 game on April 25 with three goals in a five-minute span early in the third period en route to a fifth straight win over the Kings by a score of 5-3.

Tyson McWillis scored his third of the season for Powell River at 11:23 of the first period, four minutes after Surrey opened the scoring while shorthanded. Eagles took another lead before intermission, this time while on a power play. Kings responded with the only goal of the second period, also with the man advantage, when Dylan Hewlett and Ben Raymond assisted on Adama Santia’s ninth goal of the season.

Special teams were the difference in the game. Two of Surrey’s third-period goals also came with a Powell River player in the penalty box.

Jakob Drapeau took the loss in goal, stopping 29 of 34 shots. His counterpart Max Prazma made 25 saves in the game.

Kings won the first meeting between the two teams on April 4 but have been unable to solve the Eagles since.

Surrey is atop the Burnaby pod standings with nine wins, two losses and one overtime loss for 19 points. Powell River follows with a record of six wins, six losses and one shoot-out loss (13 points). Coquitlam rounds out the pod with four wins, six losses and three defeats in overtime (11 points).

Kings and Eagles meet again on April 28. Game time is 8 pm.